A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

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A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Kidney05 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:14 am

Hey everyone,
Was listening to "Human After All" in the car and wondering about a few techniques DP used for this record-- in particular, the way they create their vocals for Human After All and Robot Rock... has anyone looked into these techniques?
Feel free to post any other q's about other songs as well, they have some of the best sounds--

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by tunedLow » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:58 am

I love the distorted 303 bassline on Da Funk. I've been told it's a 303 through a Rat ProCo - however I have a FR-Revolution and a Rat, and I can't get that rubbery sound that they have.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Alex E » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:01 am

I've actually wondered the same thing. Human After All was created with a very minimal setup so I'm not sure.
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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Horace » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:41 am

For Da Funk, I think they ran a 303 thru a Boss Metal Zone. As for the vocals, it sounds crispier than any vocoder I've heard so far.

Check out pattern 03 for some Funk ;)
http://www.acidvoice.com/tb_303_famous_patterns.php

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by tunedLow » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:46 am

Horace wrote:For Da Funk, I think they ran a 303 thru a Boss Metal Zone. As for the vocals, it sounds crispier than any vocoder I've heard so far.

Check out pattern 03 for some Funk ;)
http://www.acidvoice.com/tb_303_famous_patterns.php

Right on. Well, whatever they put it through, it has always stood out for me to be a really cool bass sound.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by mama. » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:06 am

there's a patch on one of the digitech rp multis called "yaya" which sounds exactly like someone saying "ya"

the patch is just one LFO sweeping both a filter cutoff and flanger delay time.

maybe daft punk has patches something similar with analog gear to get their synths more vocal? (at least for the synths that dont seem to be vocoder)

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by skizzle » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:42 am

not really on topic(human after all), but other gear they used(on discovery) was the vp-9000. i mainly used it for vocal chops and formant stuff when i owned it. i'm noticing certain-patterns when it comes to that duo.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by nogginj » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:26 pm

have yall heard the raw tracks from the human after all sessions?
a lot of it is basically layers upon layers of guitars with the fx chains outboard and recorded in (not a lot of post-process-fx).
then layered.
then layered some more.
and more layers.

also, there is a 303 in the da funk, but the main synth is an ms-20.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by schmidtc » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:56 pm

I've also read they use a Modcan A series modular and a Mutator filter.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Kidney05 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:06 pm

nogginj wrote:have yall heard the raw tracks from the human after all sessions?
a lot of it is basically layers upon layers of guitars with the fx chains outboard and recorded in (not a lot of post-process-fx).
then layered.
then layered some more.
and more layers.

also, there is a 303 in the da funk, but the main synth is an ms-20.
Where'd you hear these tracks!?

Also, love the drums on robot rock
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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by nogginj » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:10 pm

i believe its these:
http://theworldisdaft.wordpress.com/201 ... and-beats/

i did not make that page and its just the first thing that came up when i googled. its very cool stuff - definitely a nice peek into how they do what they do.

i originally acquired them privately.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by n3wt15 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:19 pm

I bet it was made with a voyager RME ;-)

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by mharris80 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:19 am

n3wt15 wrote:I bet it was made with a voyager RME ;-)

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:07 am

It's not the gear, it's the ear.

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Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Post by Kidney05 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:35 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:It's not the gear, it's the ear.
i was hoping this topic wouldn't turn into "what gear do they have so i can copy" and rather it be "how did they make interesting sound X"

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